|Jimbo - Algernon Blackwood|
A supernatural fantasy about the mystical adventures of a lonely English boy named Jimbo--who can fly! It’s really quite beautiful and can be enjoyed by adults and teenagers alike. Be warned, however: The death of a beloved character and a creepy old house haunted by the wraith-like spirits of children makes some of this story far too scary for younger kids or indeed anyone of a sensitive disposition...
Downloads: 22,869 (1 review)
|Japanese Fairy Tales - Yei Theodora Ozaki|
Librivox recording of Japanese Fairy Tales, by Yei Theodora Ozaki. First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: "...in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write them for the children of the West." In part, the project was the result of a suggestion made by her friend Andrew Lang, another co...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; audio book; fairy tales; japanese; ozaki
Downloads: 83,030 (1 review)
|Studies in Pessimism - Arthur Schopenhauer|
LibriVox recording of Studies in Pessimism, by Arthur Schopenhauer. Read by D. E. Wittkower. Arthur Schopenhauer, an early 19th century philosopher, made significant contributions to metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. His work also informed theories of evolution and psychology, largely through his theory of the will to power – a concept which Nietzsche famously adopted and developed. Despite this, he is today, as he was during his life, overshadowed by his contemporary, Hegel...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; philosophy; pessimist
Downloads: 84,371 (1 review)
|The Wood Beyond the World - William Morris|
The Wood beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. His use of archaic language has been seen by some modern readers as making his fiction difficult to read, but brings a wonderful atmosphere to the telling. Morris considered his fantasies a revival of the medieval tradition of chivalrous romances...
Keywords: librivox; fantasy; adventure; literature; audiobook
Downloads: 25,376 (1 review)
|The House of the Vampire - George Sylvester Viereck|
LibriVox recording of The House of the Vampire, by George Sylvester Viereck. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Not only is The House of the Vampire (1907) one of the first known gay vampire stories, but it is also one of the first psychic vampire stories—where a vampire feeds off more than just blood. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this rec...
Keywords: librivox; audio; vampire
Downloads: 27,184 (1 review)
|Talents, Incorporated - Murray Leinster|
LibriVox recording of Talents, Incorporated by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark Nelson. Bors felt as if he'd been hit over the head. This was ridiculous! He'd planned and carried out the destruction of that warship because the information of its existence and location was verified by a magnetometer. But, if he'd known how the information had been obtained--if he'd known it had been guessed at by a discharged spaceport employee, and a paranoid personality, and a man who used a hazel twig or somethin...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; scifi; space; rebellion; war
Downloads: 13,948 (1 review)
|The Wendigo - Algernon Blackwood|
LibriVox recording of The Wendigo, by Algernon Blackwood. Read by Amy Gramour. Another camper tale, this time set in the Canadian wilderness. A hunting party separates to track moose, and one member is abducted by the Wendigo of legend. Robert Aickman regarded this as "one of the (possibly) six great masterpieces in the field". (Introduction by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; fantasy; horror
Downloads: 15,529 (2 reviews)
|Invisible Links - Selma Lagerlöf|
LibriVox recording of Invisible Links, by Selma Lagerlöf. Read by Lars Rolander Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. Invisible Links (Osynliga länkar) is a collection of short stories with an underlying theme about the links that influence and guide people’s actions and lives...
Keywords: sweden; audiobook; librivox; short stories; magical realism
Downloads: 7,918 (2 reviews)
|Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Thomas de Quincey|
LibriVox recording of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, by Thomas de Quincey. Read by Martin Geeson. “Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!” Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most impressive and influential of all autobiographies...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; memoir; autobiography; confessional
Downloads: 21,201 (2 reviews)
|The Door Through Space - Marion Zimmer Bradley|
LibriVox recording of The Door Through Space, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Read by Christie Nowak and Clive Catterall. At one time Race Cargill had been the best Terran Intelligence agent on the complex and mysterious planet of Wolf. He had repeatedly imperiled his life amongst the half-human and non-human creatures of the sullen world. And he had repeatedly accomplished the fantastic missions until his name was emblazoned with glory...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; sci-fi; science fiction; bradley
Downloads: 71,887 (3 reviews)
|Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar, The - Leblanc, Maurice|
A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more ...
Keywords: mystery; arsene lupin; maurice leblanc; librivox
Downloads: 117,585 (2 reviews)
|The Beetle - Richard Marsh|
LibriVox recording of The Beetle, by Richard Marsh. Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010), Alan Winterrowd, Ruth Golding and Anthony Wilson. A story about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting, Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-of-the-century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula, George du Maurier's Trilby, and Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; novel; sensation; hypnosis
Downloads: 25,730 (3 reviews)
|Two Years in the Forbidden City - Princess Der Ling|
This is a LibriVox recording of Two Years in the Forbidden City, by Princess Der Ling. Recording by Jc Guan. THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu White Banner Corps, and one of the most advanced and progressive Chinese officials of his generation. she became First Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress Dowager, and while serving at the Court in that capacity she received the impressions which provide the...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; china; der ling; princess; forbidden city; chinese history; biography; life in china; court life; empress cixi; chinese emperor
Downloads: 39,010 (6 reviews)
|The People of the Abyss - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of The People of the Abyss, by Jack London. Read by Peter Yearsley. Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work, they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence. He grew to know and empathise with these forgotten (or ignored) people as he spoke with them and tasted the workhouse, life on the streets, .....
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; London; poor; destitute; exploitation
Downloads: 28,838 (4 reviews)
|Wanted - 7 Fearless Engineers - Warner Van Lorne|
Librivox recording of Wanted - 7 Fearless Engineers by Warner Van Lorne Read by: Andrew Coleman, Cori Samuel, David Barnes, Lizzie Driver & Philippa. A great civilization’s fate lay in Dick Barrow’s hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead–what dangers awaited them–or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: “Are you a brave man?” (Summary from the text)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; drama
Downloads: 28,024 (7 reviews)